The Secret Life of Bees LitPlan Lesson Plans (Download)
Written by Catherine Caldwell and Mary B. Collins
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.
22 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There is a group theme project in this unit. This project requires students to study the text for references to the group's assigned theme, discuss the theme among themselves using a discussion guide, and present information about the theme to the class.
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. In the first writing assignment students write a short work of historical fiction using a newspaper or magazine article as a basis for their stories. In the second writing assignment students write a letter to send back in time to Lily telling her in detail about an event or topic that was alluded to in the novel. In the third writing assignment students rewrite the scene when T. Ray comes to get Lily from the calendar sisters, from his point of view and persuading Lily to return home with him.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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